Got my diploma 

  So I received my diploma in the mail on Friday. I can’t believe that I have a college degree already. It’s so surreal. In a month starts my first year of teaching. I can’t wait to see my students but idk what class I will be teaching yet. I just hope it is what I was offered. 



Seeing my classroom

So, I have signed up for my Great Beginnings Class with OCPS on August 3, 4 and 5. Then there is a new teachers thing at my school on August 14 which is when I will see my classroom for the first time. 

I can’t wait to start teaching already. I know a lot of people say your first year of teaching is your hardest but I am ecstatic about it and I think it will be easy. We’ll have to see about that later this year. 

If I am given the assignment that I was offered at my interview then I should be fine. Especially since it would be the same students that I taught during my senior internship. 

I can’t wait to start sponsoring organizations and everything. 

But my transcripts were received by the state and my application is labeled “complete” and the next thing is the statement of eligibility and then certification. 


The Confederate Flag

Many view the Confederate flag as a source of pride according to a poll taken and written about in the story linked above. However, people tend to forget the true original use of the flag. 

The flag was flown when the southern armies were going into battle. It was to symbolize them being individuals and them being rebels against the north. Over time it still held that meaning of “rebels”. But since the time of the civil war people saw the Civil War as a struggle over slavery. 

The Civil War was only about slavery by association with states rights. The U.S. congress and Abraham Lincoln were trying to limit the powers of the slave states and limit the amount of slave states that there were. Which is why there was the Missouri Compromise. 

Anyways, today the Confederate war flag is still used as a symbol of defiance. And some still relate it to slavery. 

I’ve found people that claim they are still suffering from slavery. Every time I hear about it, I just tell them “You do realize that that was 150 years ago right? Your great great grandparents weren’t even alive as slaves.”

Now I know this is a controversial subject and history is up for your own interpretations. But if you do comment please leave comments that are not judge mental and don’t come across as rude. Place facts with few opinions.